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This to me is as close as you can get to an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie (or so my testers tell me ;)). It took me a few failed trials (cake-y cookies are not what I think about when I want some oatmeal cookies), but this version is perfect! They are super crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, just be careful not to over cook them as I did with one batch…ups 😀 They’ll still be super good, just a bit too crunchy.

So without further ado, I present to you the recipe!

Simply because I have nothing else to say 😀

Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Adapted from OhSheGlows. Makes aprox. 38-40 medium-sized cookies.

1/2 cup homemade vegan butter ( any vegan butter should do)

1 tbsp olive oil*

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax seed + 3 tbsp water)

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cup flour

1 cup oats

1/2 cup chocolate chips

*note: if you want your cookies to be more on the chewy side, sub with a tbsp of butter. The oil makes the cookie crispier.

Note number 2: I refrigerated the dough for a few hours before cooking it. This allowed me to form balls with my hand and ensured the perfect roundness of the cookie (I’ll call them Giotto’s cookies). Otherwise you can just scoop the batter out with a spoon.

Preheat the oven to 350 F and  line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the butter with sugar and beat until creamy. In a separate bowl combine the ground flax with the water, then add them to the butter-sugar mixture. Add the vanilla.

Combine together the flour, baking soda, salt and oats and then add them to the bowl. Finally, add the chocolate chips.

Scoop the batter on to the baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes.

Voilà! Chocolate chip goodness. I can assure you these didn’t last for long in my house, and I should probably held responsible for eating most of them; my cookie cravings have been growing with every failed attempt, so i was finally able to subside them…for the short time being :).

Now onto a food-unrelated matter, I recently came across this music video of a duet of Adele’s Someone Like You and have fallen in love with it! I’ve been listening to it non-stop for the last 2 days and am still not sick of it!

And continuing in my support of smaller bands and artists, here’s another song I love that needs some attention 😉

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Gingerbread cookies

5 days ago I promised you gingerbread cookies: I assure you I had every intention of posting the recipe 4 days ago! As a matter a fact, on …. I did prepare a batch of gingerbread cookies… only to discover, once the batter was ready, that the oven wasn’t heating up! I previously found a piece of the oven-fan on the oven floor, but it didn’t seem like an essential piece…apparently it was! My oven won’t work on fan mode until we fix it.

So I froze my batch of cookies for a day when I could use the oven again, and that day was today! I’m sorry so much time has passed, but I had an exam yesterday I had to study for so I could’t really spend time cooking.

Without further ado, I present to you the recipe!

Gingerbread-cookies

Adapted from here 

3 cups whole wheat flour (I used spelt, that’s all I had at the moment)

2 ½ tbsp ginger*

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp ground cloves

1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

½ cup oil (I used olive oil, but any kind is fine!)

¼ cup molasses

¼ cup milk

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup brown rice syrup

* with this amount of ginger the cookies come out very spicy, so depending on your taste preference, you might want to reduce it.

In a bowl, combine together flour, ginger, cinnamon, ground cloves, baking soda and salt.

In a separate bowl combine oil, milk, molasses, sugar and rice syrup; whisk until well blended.

Add the dry ingredients to the second bowl and mix well.

The dough is a bit sticky, and I found that keeping it in the fridge for a while makes a big difference.

Form small balls and press them with the palm of your hand.

Cook at  350 F for 10’.

My cookies came out crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. I suspect not being able to use the oven-fan as something to do with that!

I’m a chocoholic… How could i not add some chocolate?

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